Lightroom Q&A

Here’s another Q&A from the comments page for you. QuestionOn August 3 you published a short-cut for assessing the TAT tools. Is thereOn August 3 you published a short-cut for selecting the TAT tools. Is there a short-cut for putting them away? Invariably, I forget to put them away, and end up making changes I don¬ít want to make. Thanks for all your tips! Excellent. – Linda Q. AnswerI always just hit the Escape key to...

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Video – Desaturated Effect

The HSL/Color/Grayscale Panel is way cool when it comes to pumping up specific colors in your photo. I think the coolest part is that this is all being done to the raw file nondestructively. However, there’s a lot more you can do with this panel when you really start to experiment with it. Things that may normally require a trip to Photoshop can be done right in the HSL panel in Lightroom. In this week’s video,...

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TIP: Shortcut for Switching Modules

As you work your photos in Lightroom you’d probably be surprised at how many times you switch modules. You also probably still click on the module names up in the top right corner right? Well I’ve got the shortcuts for you to help you do it faster but, more importantly, I’ve got a way to help you remember them too. First, the shortcut for switching modules is Ctrl-Alt (Mac: Cmd-Option) and the numbers 1-5. So think...

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Lightroom Q&A

I received an interesting question today and thought I would share it with you: QuestionIs there a way in Lightroom of achieving the colour boost (PoP) that we use in Photoshop in LAB mode where we adjust the A and B channels by steepening the curve gradient. In other words – how can we achieve the same ‘popping’ effect in Lightroom without the need to go across into Photoshop? - Thanks in anticipation of your...

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Video – Behind the Scenes with Clarity

The Clarity slider was introduced a couple months ago with Lightroom 1.1. Up until now I’ve always told people it was the “make your photo better” slider. I’ve found out the hard way, though, that most folks want to know a little more of what’s going on. So that’s what this video is about. I dig down a little deeper into the Clarity slider, and show you what’s really going on and share how I...

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